Mario Barbato is responsible for leading change management in Lord Abbett’s Technology and Operations areas in an effort to enhance agility throughout the firm. In this role, he oversees the integration of data management and analytics, reporting, and technology to increase efficiency, create an information advantage, and drive transformation across the organization. Mr. Barbato also serves on the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee.
Mr. Barbato joined Lord Abbett in 2005 and was named Partner in 2016. Prior to his current role, he oversaw the firm’s Information Services Group. Earlier in his career, he was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where he led a team dedicated to supporting the Merrill Lynch Private Client contact strategy. Mr. Barbato’s responsibilities included project management of Merrill Lynch contact center technology projects, client data management and reporting, and integration of marketing/product initiatives with the contact centers. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1989.